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1 Week - I'll leave you to it then
Friday, August 23, 2019      6 comments

Various friends have been turning up over the last few days. Not to chew up my time but to give practical assistance. Hands dirty getting on with it stuff. Elaine arrived late morning to collect a bag of old bedding for the animal welfare tru... Read more
One way or another
Thursday, August 22, 2019      7 comments

I've been thinking about my dear friend Edna today. She lives in Scotland now but she used to live five minutes walk from me. When I was going through my horrific divorce, and then struggling to hang on to the house, we'd see each other every ... Read more
And breathe 1 2 3
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      9 comments

No extension possible so I do have to be out of here a week on Friday. OK. Breathe 1 2 3. None of the family can drive a Luton van. OK. Breathe 1 2 3. The estate agent handling the auction house couldn't arrange a viewing for The Worker Fri... Read more
Cracking on with the Packing
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      7 comments

Sally and Annette were due to come at 10 a.m this morning to help with packing. Sally and Annette are both terrible time keepers so I figured they'd arrive about midday. I wasn't far out. They arrived about 11.50 a.m - consider that on time ... Read more
A stroke of genius or total madness?
Monday, August 19, 2019      5 comments

Spoke with my solicitor today - she couldn't see anything in the legal pack from the Auction Property to cause concern so that's a good start. Worker friend is going to take a look at the house on Wednesday all being well. I shall be sending h... Read more
An alternative approach
Sunday, August 18, 2019      5 comments

After all the mouth pain business I have to admit I'm struggling to get back into the sorting and packing of all my worldly goods. I think part of the problem is not knowing where I'll be heading. I have visions of having to traipse from sofa ... Read more
Over my shoulder goes one care
Saturday, August 17, 2019      10 comments

Youngest son went to look at a room to rent today. He was very taken with the place. Good size room, within his price range, fabulous kitchen apparently, and within reasonable walking distance of his work, plus he really liked the landlady. S... Read more
2 Weeks - ask Delia
Friday, August 16, 2019      7 comments

Yet more research today. I'm not convinced a static caravan on a holiday park is going to work. The site fees and general running costs are quite high. Not sure I'd make enough from holiday rentals in the future to cover the yearly outlay. I... Read more
Not long now son
Thursday, August 15, 2019      5 comments

I've been doing a lot of researching today with regards my options. It's quite scary not knowing where I, my cats, my furniture, and my 'stuff' will be in just over two weeks. Not to mention the place youngest son planned to move into won't be... Read more
Will someone please switch the frigging tap off?
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      9 comments

There has been rain, or at least a shower or two, every day here for the last two weeks or more. The last couple of days it has hammered down. The drain is blocked so the rain is flowing into my garden room. The roof leaks so I have saucepans... Read more
Scintillating at Sixty - hands up
Tuesday, August 13, 2019      10 comments

8 months to go. Actually I'm a couple of days late this month but ssh don't mention it and hopefully no-one will notice. One of the many things I've noticed as I've been taking stock is my hands have become 'older'. Dry and a little cre... Read more
Woke up this morning and......
Monday, August 12, 2019      4 comments

........nothing. No pain. Well granted my mouth was still swollen, sensitive, and sore, but not painful. I knew it was getting better over the weekend as I was able to reduce the painkillers somewhat during the last few days but today I didn'... Read more
Outside the Box
Sunday, August 11, 2019      3 comments

That's what we're told isn't it? Think outside the box. So that's what I'm doing. Tomorrow I'll be advising the Estate Agent of my reduced offer. One of two things will happen. Either the vendors will see sense and accept it or they'll say ... Read more
The Scarediest of Scaredy cats that ever was Scared.
Saturday, August 10, 2019      5 comments

I've mentioned my little disabled cat Squidgey Smidge previously. She was one of a litter of five tortoiseshells born here three and a half years ago. Right from the start she was weak although her mum looked after her wonderfully. As the wee... Read more
3 Weeks - Playing hardball
Friday, August 09, 2019      3 comments

What with the ongoing mouth pain etc this week has felt rather wasted again as I really haven't felt up to getting on with sorting and packing etc. I have at least been chasing various things up. Some of the windows need replacing at the house... Read more

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